Casey Anthony Firing Lawyer After 2nd Video Leak

She's upset that he's riding high on all the attention: sources
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 11, 2012 9:43 AM CST

The Casey Anthony video diaries—a second was leaked days ago—were the "last straw" for Anthony, and she now plans to fire attorney Jose Baez. Anthony isn't happy that he's been hogging the limelight while shopping around for her first interview ... but hasn't actually scored an interview yet, sources tell the New York Post. "She thinks he’s using her name as a meal ticket," one source says.

Her original lawyer, Cheney Mason, will take over handling the media. Baez had been looking for a $750,000 fee for Anthony's first interview, but Radar notes that none of the networks want to pay. The founder of the website The Dirty, however, is offering $350,000, according to a source. As for the leaked video diaries, Anthony told her probation officer that her computer was hacked and the private videos stolen, according to a probation report obtained by the AP. (More Jose Baez stories.)

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